MuseumExpo Events

Stop in the exhibit hall during the scheduled breaks to relax, eat, drink and network in one of our expo hall lounges.  MuseumExpo Breaks take place daily and are listed in the schedule of events.  Don’t miss them!

Monday, May 8:

MuseumExpo Opening, 11:45 am – 1:15 pm

World’s Fair Break, 3-5pm

Tuesday, May 9:

MuseumExpo Coffee Break, 10-11am

MuseumExpo Baseball  Break 3-5pm

Wednesday, May 10:

MuseumExpo Closing Event 12-1pm

MuseumExpo Lounges

Chill and ReCharge Lounge
Take a break, check your email, meet up with colleagues or just relax for a while. This area offers relaxed seating and charging stations to plug in your electronic devices.

Museums & Race Community Center & Transformation Lounge
Come and engage on issues concerning intersectionality, oppression, privilege and institutional legacies in this space for facilitated sessions and dynamic speakers sharing on these topics.

Play Zone

Catch up with new and old friends while enjoying some fun games. Grab some lunch or snacks from our concessions and relax while taking a break from sessions.

St. Louis Hospitality Lounge

Stop by and learn more about St. Louis and meet some local “special guests” such as re-enactors and historians from the 1904 World’s Fair Society; 1860s vintage baseball players and the Cardinal’s mascot Fredbird. Experience a museum exhibit created by kids from Maplewood-Richmond Heights Elementary School. Make your hair stand on end with The Magic House, St. Louis Children’s Museum’s miniature Van De Graaff generator. The Museum is bringing their traveling generator to represent one of the favorite exhibits located at The Magic House.  Hold an authentic bat used by a Cardinals great or try-on a World Series championship ring!

The Park
Get hands-on and help fellow attendees create a piece of art from a famous St. Louis attraction!

MuseumExpo Education

Learn more about the latest technology or products/services in the field from subject matter expert focusing on specific topics in one of our show floor theaters, roundtable conversations or in one of our show floor pavilions


Solutions Center: Exhibiting companies will present sessions uniquely designed to give you cutting-edge information on products and services addressing the needs of the museum industry.

Technology Innovation Stage: Learn more about the latest products and services from industry experts in gamification, mobile applications, registration and visitor experience solutions and more through brief product demonstrations

Pavilions/Specialty Areas:

These show floor destinations showcase exhibitors addressing the museum industry’s key trends and interests. MuseumExpo ppavilions include:

Marketplace of Ideas
Monday, May 8 3-5 p.m.

Peer Mentoring Roundtables for Emerging and Mid-Career Professionals
Tuesday May 9 12-1:15 p.m.

Emerging Innovators Forum
Tuesday, May 9 3-5 p.m.

Federal Agency Pavilion:

The Federal Agency pavilion includes program officers from federal agencies such as IMLS, NEA, NEH who provide tips on successful grant applications

Technology Innovation Zone Pavilion:

Come to this featured area to experience how visitors are accessing museum information and experiences in new ways – through technologies such as display solutions, mobile media and applications, interactive kiosks, touch screen technologies, mobile computing solutions and virtual environments.

Traveling Exhibits Pavilion:

This area features museums and organizations highlighting the best in traveling, or touring, exhibitions.   Displays are designed to attract new audiences and increase revenues.

From art and science to history — this area is one stop shopping for your travelling exhibit needs.

Meet the AAM Staff

Alliance Resource Center

AAM invites you to meet, learn, exchange ideas or just relax in the Resource Center. Stop by and meet AAM board members and staff, get a professional headshot to post to Museum Junction or attend a flash session on one of AAM’s programs.

Center for the Future of Museums

Come and experience our first road trip exploring issues of labor and education through the Southeast region of the USA with museums, schools and more. Help us craft and chart our future mobile futures trips and map project.  Also, stop by and learn how to create and design a one-page comic for your museum program.

Alliance Bookstore

Find the latest museum titles and more! Meet prominent authors and have your books signed. Pick up merchandise to take home to colleagues, family, and friends.